FROM THE EDITORS OF CU WEEKLY...
PURCELL SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED AT GAC
|L-R: Mark Kennedy, Director of the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) and Professor of Political Management; Ashley Rooney, political management graduate student at GSPM; Lucy Ito, Executive Vice President and COO of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues; and Bob Arnould, Senior Vice President of Advocacy for the Leagues
03/04/14 09:54 AM
A 'Very Important' Honor, Rooney Says
This year’s Kelly J. Purcell Credit Union Memorial Fund Scholarship was awarded to Ashley Rooney, a student at the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) who is slated to graduate in 2016 with a master’s degree in political management.
During the Credit Union National Association’s 2014 Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington, D.C. last week, Rooney addressed a group of California and Nevada credit union leaders, expressing what she feels is her call to public service, as well as a passion for the political process.
She was honored and humbled to receive the scholarship in memory of Purcell—one that will help her in this journey.
“This scholarship is very important,” she said. “It will help me make a difference like Kelly Purcell did.”
The Kelly J. Purcell Credit Union Memorial Fund was endowed in 2007 in memory of Kelly Purcell, a GSPM graduate (class of 2000) and California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues employee who tragically passed away in 2006. The fund was created by gifts from the Leagues and its member credit unions.
This year the Leagues created a video in her memory. (C-Sun Studios was honored to be a part of this project)
MATZ AND METSGER ADDRESS CU LEADERS
03/03/14 12:59 PM
Risk-Based Capital Proposal Discussed
The California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues hosted exclusive meetings with National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Board Chairman Debbie Matz and Board Member Rick Metsger during the Credit Union National Association’s (CUNA) 2014 Governmental Affairs Conference last week—both well-attended sessions.
COMMITTEES HOLD SECURITY HEARINGS
02/21/14 03:39 PM
State Lawmakers Hear CU Perspective
Two state legislature informational hearings in California on the importance of card data security were in focus over the past two weeks, giving credit union leaders an opportunity to represent their industry and voice an important perspective as lawmakers review the issue.
CUs URGED TO ACT ON PROPOSED RULE
02/20/14 05:54 PM
Risk-Based Capital Requirements
The California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues are urging credit unions to take action regarding the National Credit Union Administration’s (NCUA) proposal to impose risk-based capital requirements on federally insured credit unions with more than $50 million in assets.
GARY MILLER ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT
02/18/14 09:04 AM
Clears the Field for Pete Aguilar
Last Wednesday, Rep. Gary Miller, R-CA (Congressional District 31), announced he will not be seeking reelection to Congress at the end of this term—a decision that all but guarantees a win for democrats in this San Bernardino County district and is welcome news for the credit union community, as well as credit union friend and Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar (D).
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
California and Nevada’s voice in Washington D.C. The California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues are the only Leagues with a full time staff dedicated to working with Congress, Government Agencies, and Federal Regulators. The resources in this area will help you keep informed of the latest developments and credit union priorities.
STATE GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
State Government Advocacy efforts brings the voice of credit unions to Sacramento and Carson City. Our advocacy team works daily with elected officials, staff, the executive offices, gubernatorial appointees, and the decision-makers of California and Nevada. This area will keep you updated on all advocacy efforts at the state level of Government.
Grassroots Advocacy efforts connects you to your government. Whether issues arise at the Federal or State level; you can be an advocate for your credit union by participating in our programs. Using traditional Grassroots tactics, the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues connects you to our cause.
The bipartisan Political Action Committee (PAC) of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues’ goal is to support candidates who support credit unions. Find out information about how you can participate and support candidates for office that support credit unions.
PROJECT ZIP CODE
Project Zip Code (PZC) is a user friendly, secure computer program that counts your members and matches them by congressional district, state legislative district and county. These counts are then uploaded to CUNA’s PZC website and combined with data from other credit unions nationwide.
Project Zip Code aids in federal and state advocacy efforts and participation provides operational benefits. To upload Project Zip Code, access FAQs and User Manual, please refer to the following
The California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues works to ensure that the media and public are aware of the impact of credit unions in your neighborhoods and communities.